Kiante Tripp loving life as an Argo

Kiante Tripp of the Argonauts brings down 'Riders QB Darian Durant earlier this season. Toronto...

Kiante Tripp of the Argonauts brings down 'Riders QB Darian Durant earlier this season. Toronto opens a three-game Western set Saturday in Regina. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

TORONTO - Kiante Tripp is having a ball playing football for the Argos, reinvigorated and relishing every moment he gets to strap it on.

In Montreal, he literally had a ball, two in fact.

Tripp was presented with the game ball after his pick six helped swing momentum in Toronto’s favour and he kept the football he would return into the end zone as a memento.

For Tripp, it was his first touchdown at any level of football.

At no point during his youth did Tripp cross the end zone, at no time during his days in the NCAA did he find pay dirt and no TDs were produced when he plied his trade in the NFL.

“When I got into the end zone all I wanted to do was look for my teammates,’’ said Tripp. “I wanted to thank God for being here and giving me a second chance. When I got that call from coach (Chris) Jones and he said: ‘Do you want to play CFL ball?’ I said yes.

“Toronto is a great city and I love being around these guys.”


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